ADDITONAL FREQUENCY 30 MINUTES ON 6 ROUTES DURING BUSINESS 40 CLOSURE
Startng on October 29, 2018 WSTA will increase the frequency of its service along six existng routes: 80, 85, 95, 103, 104, and 107. The bus will now run every 30 minutes instead of every hour.
PARK & RIDE PROGRAM
Starting on October 29, 2018 WSTA will introduce a new Express Park & Ride option from Hanes Mall.
Due to the shutdown of Business 40 from Peters Creek Parkway to Highway 52, options for commuting in Winston-Salem are vital. The Winston-Salem Transit Authority (WSTA) has added some changes to several of our current routes and added express service to accommodate commuters.
This closure promises to increase traffic congestion and driver frustrations. WSTA is providing a newly-created Park & Ride Program on Route 83; with direct service downtown to various employer worksites. WSTA is sharing several transfer points with the Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation (PART).
WSTA’s Park & Ride service operates until 9pm Monday-Sunday on Route 83. A Guaranteed Ride Program (GRP) is available for registered Park & Ride Program participants. The GRP is a free service for registered participants in the event of a personal emergency: sudden illness at work, a sick child, spouse/significant other or parent.
In order to be eligible for the Guaranteed Ride Program, you have to register to participate as a WSTA Park & Ride passenger. Just pull in to the parking lot of the Wal-Mart Supercenter located at 3475 Pkwy Village Ct, Winston-Salem, NC 27127. Look for the Park & Ride sign. Park and secure your car.
Walk to the bus shelter at the parking lot after locking your car. The Route 83 Express Park and Ride will depart the Park & Ride lot at 30 minutes after each hour (6:30, 7:30, etc.). Make sure you take the express bus, which you can identify by the electronic signage on the front of the bus. The red sign, “Route 83 Express Park and Ride will be visible in the bus’s window or on the dashboard of the bus! The express service will not stop along the route that WSTA’s regular Route 83 service travels. Instead, it will head downtown to several worksite locations, and then immediately head back to the park & ride lot. The express service does not travel to the Clark Campbell Transportation Center.
Register for the Park & Ride Program below. Click the link to register. After registering for park and ride, be sure to complete the Guaranteed Ride Program electronically.